50 BMW M3 CSL celebrate 10 year anniversary

BMW M3 | June 8th, 2013 by 9
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10 years BMW M3 CSL — Coupé, Sport, Lightweight. About 50 BMW M3 CSL owners from different parts of Europe came to the BMW Welt …

10 years BMW M3 CSL — Coupé, Sport, Lightweight. About 50 BMW M3 CSL owners from different parts of Europe came to the BMW Welt in Munich on this occasion. The forward-thinking intelligent lightweight technology set the benchmark for the car construction of future models.

Every BMW fan’s dream car, the BMW M3 CSL is regarded by many as one of the best cars to come out of the M3 division. CSL stands for “Coupe Sport Lightweight”, a moniker first given to the legendary race winning BMW 3.0 CSL.

The E46 M3 CSL is most notably distinguished from the standard E46 M3 by its various lightweight components. BMW claimed that the M3 CSL weighed 3,054 pounds, or roughly 10 percent less than the normal model.

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Our own Andrew Murphy says “the M3 CSL is just an honest, straightforward performance BMW. The CSL managed to combine many of the most identifiable traits of a BMW of the period into a single package. Naturally aspirated 3.2L inline-6, light weight materials, and hardcore near-slick tires wrapped around 19 inch wheels. The M3 CSL managed to deliver more performance than the standard E46 M3 at a still-reasonable price point.”

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9 responses to “50 BMW M3 CSL celebrate 10 year anniversary”


    bmw m3 the most powerful car

  2. kolbasz says:

    So yeah, make a true CSL-version of the F32 M4. Not these competition packages/frozen fuck colored special editions/fat GTS and CRT bullshit. Those are nothing but showoffs. The brand needs a true sportscar with barely legal slick tires, and faceripping performance on the track. Thank you.

  3. Mateo says:

    still a dream car!

  4. Mateo says:

    still a dream car!

  5. Guest says:

    Too bad BMW have to live off their past glory, cause nowadays they only build fatass Lifestyle products (their cars) and key chains and bicycles and shit like that. Basically they have become what BMW fans used to hate i.e. Audi but they can’t acknowledge that fact to themselves.

  6. digi says:

    The CSL does not need alot of torque becoz its intention is to be used
    on the track where you are normally in the high rev range. Yes, the car
    has a character to it I cannot describe. That is one of the main reason I
    cannot resell her even under constant nagging from my other half about I
    barely drive it and its gathering dust. When I do take her out for a
    spin and drive it like its suppose to my hairs on the back of my neck
    stand up with the induction noise and my noisy exhaust. It truly makes
    you feel like you are driving a DTM race car. I just love it. I also
    have a R35, albeit it has more power everywhere, its unfair to compare a
    FI vehicle to a non FI. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. But as
    mentioned by some here, ///M seems to have slightly lost its direction,
    hopefully they have found their natural order now. To give you some idea
    of how versatile the CSL is I recently sold my beloved LP570 instead of
    the CSL simply becoz there are more places I could use the CSL than the
    LP. Its a great car and ///M division is trying its best to gloss over
    this excellent vehicle as today’s ///M is not the ///M division that had
    pure ///M genes. Sad but true. Happy driving petrol heads!

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